Unit 2 Assignment 2

You will create an 8-10 slide Microsoft PowerPoint informative presentation with audio narration and speaker notes, describing how hardware, software, and the operating system work together.

In the presentation:

  • Explain the impact of information technology on the criminal justice system.
  • Describe the two broad classifications of software.
  • Describe the primary functions of the operating system.
  • Describe the three types of memory chips contained in the motherboard.

The PowerPoint® presentation should have the following characteristics.

  • Bullets for your main points.
  • Appropriate pictures, graphs or illustrations to support your presentation where applicable.
  • Must include speaker notes to fully explain what is being discussed in the slide bullet points as though you are presenting to an audience.
  • Must include audio narration. You will use the speaker notes for each slide’s narration.
  • No more than 10 minutes in length.
  • Contains a title and references slide.
  • Research from at least one reliable source to support the main message, including graphics.
  • Incorporate information from course readings, the course materials, or other library sources to support your discussion. Properly cite all sources of information by including in-text citations and a list of references.
  • Research and visuals are cited in APA citation format, both in-text and on a References slide. You need to quote material taken directly from a source.
    • Signal phrases are useful in presentations. They help make your writing flow where one idea clearly leads to the next. It is a good practice to use signal words and phrases instead of just inserting quotations abruptly and separately. For more details on signal phrases, refer to the Writing Center.
  • The same standards for documenting sources that apply to an essay, apply to a presentation. Go to the APA Style® Central website for a digital library of APA Style quick guides and tutorials to refine your writing.
  • Designed with a live audience in mind in order to inform your viewers about the topic.